POWSTANIE WOJTEK 2021 | CIGAR REVIEW
FEBRUARY 24, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
POWSTANIE WOJTEK 2021 TORO BOX-PRESSED (6 x 52)
WRAPPER: ECUADORIAN HABANO / MEXICAN SAN ADRÉS
FILLER: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, NICARAGUA
The first puffs of the Wojtek are fairly restrained with wood, mild earth, and subtle tobacco.
A bit of leather, earth, and coffee blow out of the nostrils, and the finish offers leather, coffee, and mild spice.
All starting out from a solid draw and a generous smoke output. Kind of like a host who offers you dinner and dessert. What a guy.
The San Andrés portion of the barber pole reminds me of the stripes people would get cut into their hair in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Not even Vanilla Ice made those look good. The stripes were often accompanied a mullet, which is making somewhat of a comeback. We never really learn from our mistakes.
The Wojtek continues on the same path. Nothing new to report.
I’m on the fence when it comes to limited editions. They seem like a money grab to me. If they actually hit, they become “unicorns”. What’s the point? If they miss, hopefully, the evidence of sucking will be gone soon enough. Again, what’s the point? Solid core lines seem to do just fine.
The ash hangs on to a burn line that’s neither razor sharp nor a problem.
Sweet oak and spice drift off the foot.
Currently, second verse, same as the first for the most part. Nothing wrong with consistency. Maybe just a bit heavier on the coffee and not harsh in the slightest.
The Wojtek requires a small hit from my lighter to keep the wrapper moving in unison.
Random thought. Living with bears seems like a bad idea and a lapse in judgment.
“Isn’t it terrible what happened to that guy who lived with bears? You know, they ate him.”
“I’m no bear expert, but I could have predicted that ending.”
And another, slightly larger hit from my lighter gets us back on track again.
A bit of maple syrup begins to trickle into the pulls, joined by the usual suspects from before. I dig that.
Once again, my trusty lighter finds itself answering the call to get the wrapper in check.
Also, by “trusty”, I mean when I hit the button my lighter produces a flame. “Functioning” equals “trusty” in this case.
That maple syrup goodness begins to play a bigger role, finding itself as a nice complement to coffee, which both flow out of the retrohale.
The Wojtek strolled along.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 30 mins.
RATING: 3 / 4 - Living with bears has a surprise expiration date.
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